Shout OUT to those who have been coming to our Tuesday night laughter club at The Word at Shaw. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! I never blame people for being nervous or confused their first time trying laughter yoga, which makes those people who are naturals all the more impressive. Co-leader Mike and I have just been having so much fun with people who show up and jump right in. So glad you found us and we are just having the best time.
Hope to see you there soon! (more info: http://laughterinthelou.com/clubs)
This morning, Laughter in the Lou said a farewell to our regular meetups at MX Movies. We love the space and hope to come back on special occasions, but will be returning to Tower Grove Park for the Thursday morning club.
We’re also cooking up plans for a weekday evening club, stay tuned! Hope to see you in the park next week, 8-8:45am at the Pool Pavilion just west of the circle roundabout and playground.
As always, if you’d like an email reminder on Wednesdays, click here: http://eepurl.com/nVAaL
There’s a video making the rounds on the internet about a baby dancing up a storm when a song comes on the radio. But there’s a hidden gem in this video: her sister! Watch her sister giggle along, she is really laughing. It’s so cute to watch, way more entertaining than the dancing baby, in this laugher’s opinion. Enjoy =:^)
Folks! I am beyond thrilled to announce that Laughter in the Lou has found a new indoor/outdoor home. MX Movies has graciously offered to host us for free! A brand new, luxury movie theater will be all ours to giggle in on Thursday mornings. It’s located downtown on 6th and Washington, next to a Metrolink stop and backing up to a parking garage (more details on getting there here).
So we will once again be laughing on Thursday mornings (starting 1/24/13) from 8-8:45am. If you would like a Wednesday email reminder, click here: Yes Please Email Reminder!
We will also be doing an occasional Saturday laughter event, and we can move to their outdoor courtyard once it gets warmer. I may do another group in Tower Grove Park once the weather is warmer just because I love the place!
So I hope to see you and hear your laugh downtown starting January 24th. It’s going to be fun! Email me with any questions at email@example.com. Cheers, Emma
Laughter In The Lou has found a home! More details coming soon, but stay tuned in late January, when we’ll be back in full force in a warm, enclosed building where we can laugh our heads off. The universe has smiled upon us with a free space in a unique setup, get excited. For now, spread the holiday cheer with a giggle every single day!
I realize I had not updated here yet! I did Facebook and emails but not the web. Whoops.
We are on a temporary hiatus until I find a permanent indoor/outdoor space to meet! (For free!) We were getting a little cold in the park, but I hope to have another update for you soon.
Any ideas for a place to meet? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laugh it up y’all!
From the beginning, it has been really important to me to not involve money in anything I do regarding laughter yoga. And I don’t just mean that I don’t want to charge for sessions. I would prefer, in an ideal world, that no money is exchanged.
For one, I don’t think people should pay to laugh. I am not teaching a class. I consider myself a facilitator of a laughter group. I help to keep the laughter and exercises moving, but what I do is not worthy of money. I do it because I want to laugh, and I like to experience it with other people.
Beyond not getting compensated or paying rent though, I would ideally like to not involve money even behind-the-scenes. I am currently seeking an indoor/outdoor space so we can continue to meet even in the snow this winter. And even as I explore options, I am seeking to barter or trade or somehow secure a free-of-money space. I just think this is an amazing community offering that I’d like to not tangle into money. Also, it’s just fun to explore ways to hold transactions without set currency. It’s fun to test the limits of red tape and see what’s possible.
Now if I eventually start providing laughter yoga as a service in schools or institutions in some way, I’m not saying I will always refuse to be compensated. But I would like to continue to challenge the norm in the small way to not involve typical payment.
I recently read The Man Who Quit Money and it is fascinating. What in your life do you not involve money in?
In other news, this made me giggle out loud. I love the laugh at the end! http://www.dump.com/camerastolen/
Laughter in the mornings IS SO FUN. I feel amazing. I feel like I started my day in the best possible way. I feel like I connected to nature (the sun came out on cue during our relaxation) and I feel like I jumpstarted my body for a long but fun day.
Even when there are just a few of us, it is still just the best part of my week. Hope to see you some Thursday morning to join in and delight!
I’ve been slackin’ off on blogging but NOT slacking on laughing! We’re going strong with twice a week, and it feels gggrrrrrrreeeEEAAAATT! We’re having some fun in Tower Grove Park y’all. Here are some random thoughts on how it’s going:
- I’ve been enjoying sometimes making up laughter yoga exercises. Sometimes we sing “if you’re happy and you know it”!
- I sometimes struggle to label it laughter yoga. People think they have to be flexible or strong or in certain clothing or bringing a mat. I would never want to abandon the laughter yoga worldwide name, but sometimes I think laughter club is more descriptive :)
- I’m resisting my natural tendencies to overplan this part of my life. I have not created a comprehensive marketing plan, I just write/blog/poster/tell people when I feel like it. It’s a challenge for me personally but I like it.
Happy Wednesday to you all! Hope to see some of you tomorrow mornin’!